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Near Ansonia in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Mississinewa

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
1. Camp Mississinewa Marker
Inscription. The army of Major General Arthur St. Clair advanced from Camp Sulphur Springs on Wednesday Nov. 2nd, 1791 A.D. using where practical the old trail following the higher ground between the marshes, crossed the Stillwater River about noon and were joined by another much more frequented Indian path coming up the valley of the stream. At this camp the troops were drawn up in two parallel lines facing the creek, with the artillery in the center. On Nov. 3rd, the final advance of eight miles was made to the fateful battleground on the bank of the Upper Wabash River present site of Fort Recovery, Ohio. Distance of the camp from Fort Washington. eighty- nine miles by the army survey line. Tablet furnished by Fred D. Coppock 1937 A.D.
 
Erected 1937 by private project.
 
Location. 40° 17.899′ N, 84° 43.187′ W. Marker is near Ansonia, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Ohio Route 49 6 miles north of Ohio Route 47, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13165, Ansonia OH 45303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Stillwater (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wabash River (approx. 4.1 miles
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
2. Camp Mississinewa Marker
away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Sulphur Springs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ansonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 7.9 miles away); North Star (approx. 8 miles away); Samuel McDowell (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ansonia.
 
More about this marker. this marker appears to be a private project. Mr. Coppock was a prominent businessman in the Greenville area
 
Regarding Camp Mississinewa. this was the last camp before St. Clair's army was crushed by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket

As the text says, the battle site is eight miles further north. camp Sulphur Springs is seven miles back south, also on St Rt 49
 
Additional keywords. General St. Clair
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Camp Mississinewa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
3. Camp Mississinewa Marker
the Mississinewa River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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